In 2014, after Jennifer Taft's weight climbed to over 300 pounds, she realized she wanted to live a healthier and happier life. This is the story of her weight-loss journey.
“As you hear one song end and the next begin, resist the urge to sit down in the saddle or let your heart rate slow down,” says SoulCycle Instructor Lily Miesmer. “Transitions are a great time to keep your cardiovascular system working.” Turn up the heat. “Increase your resistance by 10 percent for all hills, jogs, and sprints: you’ll burn 10 percent more calories that way,” says chief ride officer at Cycle House, Nichelle Hines. Stephanie Horowitz of Ocean Ride Cycling Studio reminds us that, “Riding without resistance will take you nowhere.” You want to feel the burn—that’s the whole point, right?
Do as many reps as you can in one minute, alternating hand position each time. Form Tip: Make it easier by lowering knees to ground.